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Six Greatest Ideas for Managing Your Time

Idea 67: Reflective thinking

All the troubles of life come upon us because we refuse to sit quietly for a while each day in our rooms.

Blaise Pascal, French philosopher and mathematician

If you wish to be successful as a manager, you have to create time to think. Given the pressures of top jobs, where the urgent constantly drowns out the important, that is no easy task.

Field Marshal Lord Montgomery taught me that any leaders in high positions must be ruthless about one thing: the use of their time. Listen to him for yourself.

What advice can be offered to a leader? He must discipline himself and lead a carefully regulated and ordered life. He must allow a certain amount of time for quiet thought and ...

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